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2017 Grand Champions - 913 BBQ
Doug Eggen
Asst Public Works Superintendent/Event Coordinator

203 N Spruce St
P O Box 682
Valley, NE  68064

(402) 359-2610

Business Hours
Monday - Friday
7:00 am - 3:30 pm
 The 7th Annual Valley Veterans BBQ Competition will be held on Friday, May 18th and Saturday May 19, 2018. 

We are expecting nearly 50 professional barbecue teams to converge on Valley's Spruce street to compete for $15,000 in prize money.   Friday evening there will be a People's Choice competition where some of these same teams will be preparing their favorite sliders and or sides for members of the community to sample and then vote on their favorites.    This event is a fundraiser for the Valley Veterans groups and they will be selling tickets for $1 which will be used to pay for your samples at the various locations.    For every $5 worth of tickets that you purchase you will be given a ballot that will be used to vote on your favorite(s).  New in 2018 you will have the ability to cast your vote via text.  One vote per phone. At 8:00 pm the ballots will be tabulated and the top three places will be announced at the street dance taking place in front of the Spruce Street Tavern.
Also new this year will be the Valley Veterans Steak Cookoff.   This is an opportunity for local BBQ enthusiasts to enter a competition and compete for over $1,800 in prize money.  Check out the link for more information on the steak cookoff

The beer garden in front of the Spruce Street Tavern will open at 6 pm and the street dance featuring, "Blacktop Road",  will take place from 8 pm until 11 PM Friday night and the beer garden will close at midnight.

Saturday morning will feature the Cub Scout's pancake breakfast from 8 am - 10:30 am at the intersection of Spruce and Second Streets near the Veterans Memorial park.

During the night or early morning hours Saturday, the teams will fire up their pits in preparation to cook their entries for the actual competition.   They will turn in their chicken entry at 12:00 noon, pork ribs at 12:30 pm, pork entry at 1:00 pm and beef brisket at 1:30 pm.    These entries will be judged by Kansas City Barbecue Society (KCBS) certified judges as they are turned in and an awards ceremony will be held at the Veterans Memorial Park at 3:30 pm. 

The monthly Veterans Hamburger Night will run from 5 pm - 8 pm at the Valley Veterans Club at 111 E. Front street.

Fireworks, sponsored by Valley American Legion Post 58/VFW Post 9897 and Hometown Fireworks, will begin at dusk at the Valley City Park. 

Click on the following links for more information: 

BBQ Registration Form   

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Thanks to this year's generous sponsor, Smithfield Foods, we are able to offer a total prize purse of $15,000.    Smithfield will be sponsoring the Ribs and Pork categories!   Looking forward to a great partnership and a great 2018!

Mark your calendars for Friday May 18th & Saturday May 19th, 2018 on Spruce Street in Valley.

Cindy Grove
Volunteer Valley Days Coordinator

P O Box 18
Valley , NE   68064

(402) 598-1169

This year's event, the End of Summer Celebration, will be held on Saturday, August 11th and Sunday August 12th, 2018.  Events are still being finalized however the weekend is looking to be an amazing end to the summer. 

Saturday's events will include a parade on Spruce Street, kids activities in the park, free swimming at the City pool, a Food Truck Rally, beer garden and street dance. Sunday's events will include the annual car show, a craft show, and pedal tractor pull. Many Valley businesses sponsor the weekend's events and many events are also fundraisers to support local youth and charitable organizations. 

To stay up to date on the events, like the Valley Veterans BBQ Competition and Valley Days Facebook page. 


To apply to be a Valley Days vendor or participate in the craft show, complete the form linked here.

To pre-register for the Valley Days parade, complete the form linked here. 

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Steve Peoples
Volunteer Car Show Organizer

P O BOX 645
Valley, NE  68064

(402) 320-8513

The Annual Valley Car Show will take place on Spruce Street in Valley on August 12, 2018.  

There will be over 100 cars, trucks, motorcycles and tractors for people to admire.    Cars will start showing up around 9:00 am with the showing actually starting at noon.  Local businesses sponsor their own trophy which they award to their favorite entry.   A concession stand sponsored by the local Boy Scout troop will be stocked with all kinds of goodies.   This concession stand is a major fundraiser for the Boy Scouts.   Make plans to come out on Sunday the 12th of August and make a day of it.

To pre-register for the Valley Days Car Show, complete the form linked here

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